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Bare-Tool Milwaukee 2629-20 M18 18-Volt Cordless Band Saw Review

The Milwaukee 2629-20 M18 Cordless Band Saw is the perfect tool for cutting metal in-place, overhead or in tight spots. With a cut capacity of 3-1/4 inches and low vibration, this saw provides the cleanest cuts on the most common materials, including strut, 2-1/2-inch conduit, 3-inch angle iron, 3-inch copper and threaded rod, without ruining the threads.

Features of the Bare-Tool Milwaukee 2629-20 M18 18-Volt Cordless Band Saw:

  • Lightweight enough to easily cut overhead and in tight places.
  • Tool-free adjustable material shoe allows for quick adjustments of the shoe and flush cuts when working with materials mounted on walls or ceilings.
  • LED work light illuminates the cut line in poorly lit work environments.
  • High-impact polymer for long-lasting durability.
  • Blade ejection system allows the user to quickly change the blade by moving the material guide into the up position and depressing the blade ejection button.
  • Drop-resistant pulley guard with engineered geometries.
  • 3-1/4-inch cut capacity slices through common materials such as steel, aluminum, pipe and more.
  • Designed with a cast-aluminum gear case to withstand jobsite abuse and maintain gear positioning.

Pros

  • Powerful cutting capacity makes this a suitable tool for professional electricians, technicians, and plumbers since it can easily cut through common materials and is easy to use in a wide range of applications.
  • This durable power tool is made to ensure long-term, heavy use. Made from high-quality materials, this band saw will last a long time before it wears out.
  • The adjustable material shoe makes it easier to work with wall- and ceiling-mounted materials, as adjustments, can be made to according to the work situation on the ground.
  • Compact and lightweight, this band saw works efficiently without weighing you down but is still powerful enough to handle tough jobs without difficulty.
  • The Milwaukee brand has excellent customer service.
  • Unlike the plug-in version of this band saw, the cordless Milwaukee 2629-20 M18 band saw is much smaller and lighter, making it even easier to maneuver.

Cons

  • Some reviewers said the band saw didn’t last that long with consistently heavy daily usage.
  • Blade, batteries, and charger are sold separately.

Verdict

A saw that combines comfort and convenience without compromising its powerful cutting ability, this product works best for pros who frequently need to cut aluminum or stainless steel.

Product Comparison

ProductBare-Tool Milwaukee 2629-20 M18 18-Volt Cordless Band SawDEWALT DCS371B 20V MAX Lithium-ion, Bare ToolDEWALT DWM120K 10 Amp 5-Inch Deep Cut Portable Band Saw Kit
Dimension17 x 12 x 4.8 inches8.7 x 12.2 x 15.38 inches14.2 x 23.5 x 7.9 inches
Weight10.2 pounds10.2 pounds15 pounds
Warranty5 years3 years3 years

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